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01-Oct-2009, 02:31 PM #1
Solved: No wireless connection - missing WLAN icon on taskbar.
I inadvertantly disabled the WLAN connection so that I don't have any way to connect to a wireless signal. It was dumb move on my part - I was trying to remove unwanted icons on the taskbar. I didn't realize the WLAN had anything to do with wireless connections.

Can anyone walk me through getting this going again?
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01-Oct-2009, 03:56 PM #2
Right-Click your network icon in taskbar. Then click "Network & Sharing Center". Then click "Manage Network Connections". Then right-click the connection that needs fixing then click "Enable".
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01-Oct-2009, 06:11 PM #3
I should have told you before that I am running XP and am using the classic style desktop. Is the network icon you are talking about the single little TV set looking thing. if so the only choices I find when right clicking is:

- change windows firewall settings
- open network connections
- repair
- veiw available wireless networks

That's it. I didn't see either of the two choices you mentioned.

I am using my own wireless router so that I can use my laptop anywhere in my home.
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01-Oct-2009, 09:46 PM #4
Go into the control panel, select network connections. Then create a new connection.
If all you did was remove the icon, you can also click on start>connect to>show all connections. If the icon is still there you can right click on it and send it to your desktop, drag/drop it to the quick launch in the task bar. It should show on the right hand side of the task bar only when it has been activated.
Good luck
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02-Oct-2009, 08:55 AM #5
Start> Connect to> show all wireless connections.
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02-Oct-2009, 05:41 PM #6
Sorry but your topic title confused me on my post, "No wireless connection - missing wlan icon on taskbar". Are you looking for how to enable a connection, make your icon visible or both?
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05-Oct-2009, 07:11 AM #7
I was able to get it connected via wireless. I found the WLAN connection and was able to enable it. I also now have the icon on the taskbar. I'll never do that again. Thanks for the help.
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